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December 2014 Workshop

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9 December 2014 Workshop

Photographs, Favicons, and Focus



Do you want to put your own images on your website?

Want your own little icon on the browser tool bar?


Want to have the cursor automatically positioned for input fields?


Despite your best efforts, do all your pictures look like bad selfies?


Doug will show you a few simple techniques to take good images even without spending a lot of money of equipment.  He'll touch on issues like taking portraits, exteriors, and product images, then how to crop and resize them for your website.  Using Media Manager and JCE create a page that makes use of the imagery you've created.  You won't be the next Josef Karsh or Henri Cartier-Bresson, but the results will have an authenticity that a site full of stock photos won't have.

Sheldon will talk about how to add a favicon and show you the bit on getting focus on the login username on your site (a bit on using Sourcerer and on module overrides).  Nothing fancy or difficult but hopefully you will find it useful. But you have to attend to see it!

For answers to these questions come join us at the North York Civic Centre on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 starting at 7:00PM.

Who's this for:

This is intended mostly for the beginner.  We're not going to get too technical, unless you need us to.  The photography and image section will try to give you the techniques to create good images for your website, without resorting to using stock photos.  You'll know how to give that little extra zing to your site by having a custom icon on the browser bar, and having the input focus where you want it to be.  Just remember the hardest part of any web site is usually creating the content - Joomla! makes all the rest easy.


Your presenters again are Doug Pickett, and Sheldon Seale.  Doug will be talking about photography for your website, and Sheldon will talk about favicons and browser focus.


Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 starting at 7:00PM


North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

North York Civic Centre is located on the west side of Mel Lastman Square.  Please note: this is the former North York City Hall, which is the building next to the North York Central Library.
By Subway: Exit at North York City Centre and walk west.
By Car: Paid parking is located on Beecroft Ave. (one street west of Yonge) on the west side of Mel Lastman Square and just south of Park Home.

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